Biface preform

Description
This object is known as a preform and represents a stage in the making of a type of stone tool known as a biface. When completed these tools had sharp, strong edges because chips of stone were knocked off both sides of the original piece to thin it.
Accession Loan No.
54/1948/128
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Common Name
biface preform
Simple Name
implement
Full Name
biface preform
Dimensions
whole length 62 mm; whole W 35 mm
Production Country
United States of America
Production Area Region
North America
Production Continent
North America
Family Group

Material
jasper (red)
Function Name
tool
Collection Area Region
N
Collection Continent
America

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